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Re: Idiolects

From:Anthony M. Miles <theophilus88@...>
Date:Friday, February 1, 2002, 5:33
>From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
>On Thu, 31 Jan 2002 14:35:44 -0800 nicole dobrowolski ><fuzzybluemonkeys@...> writes: > > i abuse my conlang so much that i ended up changing the spellings > > of several words so i would no longer be pronouncing them > > incorrectly... for example: > > thaweso /TAwEso/ became thawaeso /TAweso/ > > and i still tend to mangle the actual name of the language when > > saying it out loud... > > it's supposed to be /nArETAnA?Al/ but it ends up coming out as > > /nArETAn?Al/... i might be using the wrong 'r' but that's not what > > changes anyway... > > ...nicole >- > >That's why the Rokbeigalmki phoneme written {F} is a /P/ bilabial >fricative instead of a /f/ labiodental one; i kept on pronouncing it >that way, so i decided to enshrine it as the 'correct' sound in the >phonology of the language. Now if only i could stop doing it in Spanish >and Arabic... i don't think they're going to change those languages to >suit my pronounciation :-P >-Stephen (Steg)
<snip> On the other hand, Lahabic and its cognates (Celtic-inspired O:enic, Romance-inspired Eastplains, sibilant-heavy Maradic, Armenian/Indic-inspired Halnic, Sumerian-inspired Qannic [N-], and the Maldivian-inspired Southern) are designed to be near-realistic (i.e. the statistics don't work) linguistic systems. This means that many of the sounds are difficult or nearly impossible for me, but the linguistic patterns are too enticing to abandon them on the grounds of difficulty. I must make myself clear: my chief interest is in historical and comparative linguistics (hence the rather skeletal state of some of these) rather than an personal oral language. Speaking is not a high priority for me, although I can speak a passable Lahabic. Emegali, since it is a creole, has few difficult sounds. _________________________________________________________________ Get your FREE download of MSN Explorer at